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How to Use a Broadcast Spreader

In order for lawn chemicals to work properly, you have to apply them properly!  Start by figuring out how many square feet your lawn by multiplying length times width.  Read the chemical bag to find out how much to apply per square foot.  If your spreader type is listed on the bag then it’s simple! … Read more »

How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

One of the first things to remember is NOT to disturb the mound.  Don’t kick it, don’t poke it with a stick, don’t go over it with a weed eater or lawn mower, don’t try to burn the mound down, don’t shoot it with a shotgun…and last but not least, don’t blow it up! We… Read more »

How to Use a Sprayer

Sprayers are used to apply fertilizers and pesticides on lawns, flowers and shrubs.  Knowing how to use these will make you much more successful, so here goes!   There are three basic kinds of sprayers… we will start with hose end sprayers, which simply attach to the end of a water hose.  These have a… Read more »

When and How to Plant Spring Vegetable Gardens in Central Arkansas

This time of year we get a lot of questions about how soon we can plant our vegetable seeds and seedlings.  Let’s separate fact from fiction and all the “old wives tales” that so many gardeners swear by.  Here’s what you need to know. The key to planting seeds and seedlings this spring is knowing… Read more »

How to Create a Living Wreath or Topiary with Succulents!

Today we are going to tell you how to create a living topiary using succulent cuttings and a sphagnum moss form. These topiary forms can be found in all kinds of shapes, like wreaths, spheres, animal shapes, hearts, letters and more! We ordered in succulent cuttings, and also used cuttings from some of our existing… Read more »

Arkansas Gardening Tips for February!

Oh, the excitement of Spring!  The easy part is getting out the door into the landscape…but what do you do when you get there?  Here are some timely tips for what to do now that will make a big difference all year long! PRUNE •    Prune ornamental grasses, summer blooming spiraeas, and crape myrtles mid-February. … Read more »

Create Your Own Wildlife Tree!

  Creating your own wildlife tree with these fun and easy to make ornaments is a great way to spend time with the children in your family and teach them a little something at the same time!  Once hung, these ornaments will bring the birds right into your backyard, giving you even more teaching moments!… Read more »